Microdermabrasion in Rancho Cucamonga

Skin looking a little rough? Our Rancho Cucamonga medical aestheticians can help.

Everyone’s skin deserves a little TLC every so often. Over time, your face can accumulate dead skin cells, dirt and debris, fine lines, scars from acne, and rough patches—all of which can dull your natural glow.

To give your skin a refresh, reduce build-up, and help address a number of common skin concerns, we are big fans of diamond tip microdermabrasion. This specialized resurfacing technique uses no chemicals or lasers, requires no downtime, and involves no surgery or needles to smooth and freshen your skin.

How does microdermabrasion work?

During your microdermabrasion treatment at our Ahava Medspa in Rancho Cucamonga, we use a precision hand-piece to remove the dead outer layer of your skin. The device uses mild suction to remove these old skin cells, leaving your skin smoother, softer, and more evenly toned.

Patients report that treatment is very comfortable and compare the sensation to the roughness of a cat tongue followed by a gentle tugging from the suction. Following this 30-minute treatment, you can return immediately to your daily activities. It usually takes 6-12 treatments to obtain optimal results, though we will recommend a customized treatment protocol during your consultation and evaluation.

  • Improved Skin Texture and Tone: Microdermabrasion can smooth the skin and improve your complexion, making your skin appear more even and vibrant.
  • Reduction of Fine Lines and Wrinkles: Regular treatments can reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, contributing to a more youthful look.
  • Professional Exfoliation: Microdermabrasion provides thorough exfoliation, removing dead skin cells and promoting the regeneration of new cells.
  • Enhanced Skincare Absorption: By removing the outer layer of dead skin, microdermabrasion can enhance the skin’s ability to absorb skincare products more effectively.
  • Stimulation of Collagen Production: The treatment can stimulate blood flow, which in turn may enhance collagen production, improving skin elasticity.
  • Safe for Most Skin Types: Microdermabrasion is generally safe for all skin types and colors, making it a versatile option for many individuals.
  • No Downtime: This non-invasive procedure requires no recovery time, so patients can immediately return to their daily activities.
  • Quick Treatment: Treatments are relatively quick, often taking 30 minutes to an hour, fitting easily into busy schedules.
  • Gentle and Painless: The procedure is gentle on the skin and does not involve any pain, making it a comfortable option for skin rejuvenation.
  • Collagen: A structural protein in the skin that provides elasticity and firmness, often stimulated by treatments like microdermabrasion.
  • Dermabrasion: A more intensive skin resurfacing technique compared to microdermabrasion, involving deeper exfoliation of the skin.
  • Dermaplaning: A skin treatment that uses a scalpel to scrape off dead skin cells and hair from the face, different from microdermabrasion’s focus on mechanical exfoliation.
  • Dermis: The inner layer of skin containing nerve endings, sweat glands, and hair follicles, beneath the epidermis.
  • Diamond-Tip Microdermabrasion: A form of microdermabrasion using a wand with a diamond tip for skin exfoliation.
  • Epidermis: The outermost skin layer, which is exfoliated during microdermabrasion.
  • Exfoliation: The removal of dead skin cells from the skin’s surface, a primary action of microdermabrasion.
  • Hyperpigmentation: Darkened skin areas that microdermabrasion can help lighten by evening out skin tone.
  • Microdermabrasion: A cosmetic skin exfoliation procedure to remove dead skin cells from the epidermis.
  • Non-Invasive: Describing a procedure that doesn’t involve incisions or tissue removal, like microdermabrasion.
  • Serums: Skincare products with concentrated ingredients, better absorbed after microdermabrasion due to the removal of dead skin cells.
  • Suction: The vacuum action in microdermabrasion machines that removes dead skin and stimulates circulation.
  • Sun Sensitivity: Increased vulnerability to the sun following microdermabrasion, necessitating sun protection.

What can microdermabrasion treat?

In addition to helping your skin look healthier, smoother, and brighter overall, microdermabrasion is beneficial in treating the following skin concerns:

  • Sun-damaged skin
  • Age spots
  • Superficial pigmentation
  • Fine lines and wrinkles
  • Enlarged or oily pores
  • Blackheads and whiteheads
  • Acne scars
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Microdermabrasion vs. dermabrasion

Dermabrasion is a mechanical way of resurfacing the skin. It is suited for lesions on the surface of the skin or on the upper third of the dermis, such as acne scars, traumatic scars, surgical scars, lentigens (aged spots), aged skin, etc. It is usually performed under local anesthesia with IV sedation or general anesthesia. Dermabrasion is recommended for more dramatic rejuvenation. While it can provide more dramatic results, it also requires more downtime than microdermabrasion.

A diamond burr or other abrasive instrument can be used to remove the top layer of the skin. A dressing is then applied which is changed within 24 hours. The skin heals within the next 7-10 days. Patients can experience some redness and itching during the healing phase.

What is microdermabrasion recovery like?

There is little to no downtime after microdermabrasion, so you should be able to resume your daily activities immediately.

In the days following your microdermabrasion treatment, we highly recommend that you only use gentle skin care products and to keep your skin hydrated. Avoid using products that contain strong active ingredients, such as topical acne medications, for at least one day after your treatment.

It is also incredibly important that you protect your skin with an SPF that blocks both UVA and UVB rays, as your skin will likely be more sensitive to the sun in the few weeks after the treatment.

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Is a microdermabrasion treatment right for me?

While we’ve found that almost anyone can benefit from microdermabrasion, the best way to determine if it’s the right choice for you is to contact us to book your private consultation at our office in Rancho Cucamonga. During your evaluation, one of our talented medical aestheticians will examine your areas of concern, listen to your goals, and give you expert recommendations on the right treatments and products for your skin.

Can I combine a microdermabrasion with other treatments?

We offer a range of skincare services that complement the effects of microdermabrasion and can help you with your unique skin concerns:

  • Chemical peels to improve skin texture and tone
  • AviClear for targeting mild to severe acne
  • Specialty facials, such as our Clarifying Acne Facial, Ahava Dermal Quench Facial, or Ahava Celluma Facial
  • Fillers to add volume and fill static wrinkles
  • Neurotoxin injectables (Botox and Dysport) to prevent expression lines and wrinkles

During your consultation, we will help you determine what treatments will amplify your results and when to schedule them so they do not interfere with your chemical peel.

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